Music This Week May 1st thru 5th and Athens Human Rights Festival


Hey there,
I’ll start with downloads. Here is the link to the AHRF fundraiser show last Fri @ Hendershot’s with Fuzzbucket and Big C and the Velvet Delta: this was a fundraiser show it would be greatly appreciated if you would make any amount of donation to the Athens Human Rights Festival at: Thanks.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Kenney-Blackmon String Band Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 pm Important, Flagpole is wrong. Ike Stubblefield is not playing tonight, he is at Jazz Fest in New Orleans
High Strung String Band Melting Point 7 pm

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Adam Klein & the Wild Fires Residency Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 pm
Live Jazz Walker’s Coffee & Pub 9 pm
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) Georgia Theatre 9 pm
AthFest CD Release Party Little Kings Shuffle Club 9 pm
Dead Confederate w/ Roomrunner, Thayer Sarrano Caledonia Lounge 9:30 pm
Lefty Williams Band No Where Bar 10 pm
Sons of Sailors w/Parrothead Paradise Melting Point 6:30 pm
Friday, May 4, 2012

Reptar w/Grape Soda, Grass Giraffes 40 Watt Club 9 pm

Fuzzbucket Amici Italian Café 10 pm

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Athens Farmers Market w/ Dr. Alvin Scott, Darnell Boys Bishop Park Farmers Market 8 am

Athens Human Rights Festival: College Ave
PALMS OF FIRE Drum circle. (9:45 a.m.)
MOTESSORI SINGERS Young singers from the local school. (10:15 a.m.)
RITES OF PASSAGE Step dance team. (11:50 a.m.)
BOB HAY BAND Featuring the music written by Scotland’s best-loved bard, Robert Burns. (12:20 p.m.)
FESTIVAL WELCOME With local folk artist J.D. Smith and Peace of Mind along with Americana musicians Adam Poulin and Adam Payne. (1 p.m.)
MOTHER THE CAR This new local band one a slot at the festival through a battle of the bands contest! (2:15 p.m.)
MR. JORDAN AND MR TONKS Two of Athens’ favorite pickers, Tommy Jordan (String Theory) and William Tonks (Barbara Cue), will perform a mix of bluegrass, Americana and folk tunes. (3:15 p.m.)
SUEX EFFECT Local progressive power-funk trio. (4:15 p.m.)
SHOWTIME! Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul. (5:15 p.m.)
JAZZCHRONIC Local five-piece explores freaky, funky, psychedelic fusion jazz while incorporating rock, R&B, heavy beats and more. (6:15 p.m.)
KITE TO THE MOON Local band led by Timi Conley and featuring a stimulating live show with jubilant, rowdy pop music. (7 p.m.)
ROLLIN’ HOME This local group jams on originals with a Grateful Dead kind of groove and a Southern rock leaning. (8 p.m.)
DANK SINATRA Local jam band plays improvisation-heavy electronica mixed with elements of jazz, rock and reggae. (10:10 p.m.)
Grogus w/ Coconut Moon Melting Point 6:30 pm
Hope for Agoldensummer Album Release Spectacular Whole: Mind. Body Art 7pm

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Athens Human Rights Festival: College Ave
ART ROSENBAUM Traditional American folk music from a local Grammy winner and acclaimed archivist. (2 p.m.)
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamicism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (2:50 p.m.)
GARNET RIVER GALS This old-time string band features the talents of local ladies Beth Kelley Zorbanos, Noel Blackmon, Mary Wooten Green, Annette Raymond and Dale Weschler. (3:40 p.m.)
LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band. (4:30 p.m.)
THE ODD TRIO Quirky jazz ensemble that incorporates looped audio. (5:20 p.m.)
BETSY FRANCK AND THE BAREKNUCKLE BAND Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. (6:20 p.m.)
BIG C AND THE VELVET DELTA The local blues/R&B/rock band formerly known as Big C and the Ringers debuts with a new, more riff-oriented sound and a set that’s heavier on originals. (7:20 p.m.)
DEJA VU John Keane, Nathan Sheppard and friends play a tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ike Stubblefield and Friends Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 pm
Terrapin Tuesday featuring Johnny Roquemore & the Apostles of Bluegrass Melting Point 7 pm
I am still trying to catch up with my postings and launching (much moire about this later) so it will be a light week for me at the shows. I’ll start Tues with Kenny-Blackmon String Band. Wed I’ll be at Adam Kline and the Wild Fires. Thurs I’ll try to bounce between Dead Confederate / Thayer Saranno and Lefty Williams.
Fri I’m helping build the stage for the Human Rights Festival. We start around 6 PM and we would appreciate any help you might be able to provide. There are a lot of things to be done. The erecting of the stage is almost a ritual unto itself, it is the nexus point of the festival. You are invited to share in the creation of a very unique piece of American culture. It started as a protest of the killings at Kent State (remember when students actually got involved in causes and made a difference?) and 3 and a half decades later we are still here in Athens trying to make this a better world to live in.and have some fun doing it. If you are downtown Fri night and would like to help we will be working until usually 1 or 2 AM. If some kind person could cover for me for a little while, I’d love to catch a little of the Fuzzbucket show.
Sat and Sun I’ll be recording the Festival, if you have a little time to spare, stop by and take over watching my recorder for me so I can take a break I’d appreciate it. This is the best lineup of music you will find in Athens all year with the exception of Athfest so come downtown and join us all weekend. You won’t be dissapointed.
Sun night we take down the stage and again could use your help. We always clean up the streets and sidewalks and your help with that is also greatly appreciated.
Mon I’m resting and posting music. Tues I’m back in regular mode at Hendershot’s with Ike Stubblefield.
I hope to see y’all at the shows and especially at the Human Rights Festival.
Peace and Love,